a word used in place of a swear word for the sake of politeness, often resembling the profane word or expression closely enough in sound and syllable structure that the substituted curse is still identifiable: He said, “Dash it!” a minced oath that did not offend those around him.
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How to use minced oath in a sentence
Gad′so, an exclamation of surprise; Gad′zooks, an obsolete minced oath.
Drat, drat, v.t. a minced oath used to express vexation, as 'Drat the boy!'
It was a minced oath from Richard that first broke the spell that bound us.The Master of Appleby | Francis Lynde